#1
Hi, I recently bought a peavey classic 30 and I think its time to make my pedalboard. I play since 4-5 years, i use a godin freeway classic, that I tuned up and lvled up. i listen Joe Satriani, eric johnson, steve vai and al this kind of intrumental guitar. I want to get something near their sound and I want some suggestions on what to buy.

The peavey classic 30 gain chanel is not so good for that kind of music so I was thinking about buying the bad monkey. is that a good choice?

Im also thinking about a whammy/wha pedal. whammy being more expensive, i could start with a wha pedal, is the behringer one a good choice?

I dont like that much the reverb on the peavey(spring reverb) and there is no delay. any suggestion?

or maybe i could just buy something like the tonelab LE but im not sure aobut that... please give me any advise you can if you know any about what i was talking... also if you play that style to what kind of set you have and what is good with it. (also, should i go for the jj's lamps or the sovtek, if someone knows about that.)

I also want a mic to record myself but I think im good to find one

I dont want to spend to much money on this. good cheap stuff is perfect for me, i dont need the suprem quality for 3 times the price.... total budget would be around 300-350$max.
Last edited by guitarfan111 at Jun 18, 2008,
#2
Bad monkeys are great value for money. I know Vai uses a modded Boss DS1 (i think) and satriani has just released a signature vox pedal, so you could look into those too. but theres so much choice in the OD/distortion market now youd be best off going to a guitar shop and trying out loads of pedals and seeing what gives you the tone you want.

The behringer wah is a pretty crap choice, in fairness. Id recommend a vox V847 for lower gain and Dunlop 535Q for higher gain - or maybe a morley wah, but im not too sure on those ive never used one myself.

Delay for instrumental music would most likely be suited to a digital delay, so i would go for a Boss DD3 or DD6.

For a mic id recommend the good old shure SM57.
#3
Quote by scott__

Delay for instrumental music would most likely be suited to a digital delay, so i would go for a Boss DD3 or DD6.


Just FYI...at my local Guitar Center they do not even have the DD6's anymore only the DD7's. The do (for whatever reason) still have the DD3's.
#4
thx for the comments, I just talked about that with a guy I know that is professional guitarist and he told me overdrive pedal was jsut adding some crounch and no gain to the sound. so what do i need to get what steve vai has in his sound? :S